I can't believe I haven't blogged in two whole weeks! I have been so busy with custom orders and writing a couple of tutorials for online publication (stay tuned for details!) and of course, holiday stuff, that I just haven't found time lately; but I had to come and blog about our PCAGOE team January challenge, the theme of which is "Butterflies".
Now I love Fall and Winter, even though in the deep South of the USA we hardly ever see any snow. At most we get sleet or hail a few times during hurricane season, which is not a good thing. The temperature rarely dips below 40 degrees in the Winter here, although we had a couple of 25-26 degree nights back in late November/early December. But with the challenge theme being butterflies, it naturally got me thinking about Spring and Summer and I was very excited to see what my fellow PCAGOE team members would come up with for this challenge. I was not disappointed. All the entries are beautiful and bring Spring and Summer a little closer.
And, we're announcing some great new changes beginning with the January challenge! For the first time, you can vote for your top 3 favorites! That's right, top 3! Isn't that wonderful? A lot of you have asked for it, and many of you comment each month that the voting is so difficult and you wish you could choose more than one, so here is your chance! Voting starts Jan. 1 and ends at midnight, Eastern US time on Jan. 7.
The other exciting change is that the 5 lucky voters chosen at random to receive a prize created by our member artists will receive a prize from a pool of items. You won't know which prize you'll receive until you open the package! This change will hopefully bring more exposure to more of our member shops and also add a little suspence and an element of surprise for the voters as well. We're all excited about all the changes, and hope you are, too!
The entries for January:
1. Butterfly Fairy Pendant by BeeTreeByMe
2. Steampunk Butterfly by PhoenixRose
3. Butterfly Barrette by ClayCenter
4. Butterflies Necklace by NKDesigns
5. Faux Collage Image Transfer Pendant by SCDiva
6. Stained Glass Effect Square Butterfly Bangle by BlessedBeadJewelry
7. Pink Butterfly Pendant by ArtistTooStudios
8. Black and White Butterfly Floral Necklace by ClayHappy
9. Glitter Blue Flower and Butterfly Barrette by KellyPlaysClay
10. Copper Butterfly Necklace by Ashpaints
11. Butterfly Whimsy Cake Topper by YoungCreative
12. Iron Butterfly by LaurelSteven
13. Colorful Millefiori Butterfly on 3-D Flower ATC by PolymerClayCreations
And here is a mosaic of the prize pool for January:
1st Row, L-R: 1. Necklace by Ashpaints 2. Barrette
3. Cell Phone Charm and Beads by Juliespace 4. Pendant by YonatDascalu
2nd Row, L-R: 1. Bead Set by 11BoldStreet 2. Pendant by StudioSChiek 3. Pendant and Bead Set by WorthingtonFox 4. Pendant by LaurelSteven
3rd Row, L-R: 1. Necklace by KDollDesigns 2. Pendant by BeeTreeByMe 3. Earrings by LauraBeeStudios 4. Beads by Jencom72 5. Raw Polymer Clay Cane by ToniNZ
4th Row, L-R: 1. Cat Figurine by AlisonEKurek 2. Pendant by MarciaPalmer 3. Pendant by SpiritMama 4. Earrings by ClayHappy